Hayward, California

Hayward is situated in the East Bay in Alameda County, 25 miles southeast of San Francisco and 14 miles south of Oakland.

An extensive network of freeways and bus lines, two BART stations (Hayward and South Hayward), an Amtrak station, and the Hayward Executive Airport allows residents to easily commute and provides a great access to all the attractions in the area.

Hayward is within driving distance of a number of beautiful outdoor recreationView of Hayward in Alameda County, CA. areas such as state parks, Yosemite, Tahoe, the wine country, and the Pacific Ocean. Hayward is home to one of the largest Cal State University campuses, California State East Bay, formerly named Cal State University Hayward. Hayward is home to approximately 146,000 culturally diverse residents. A number of special annual events are hosted here, including the Cultures in Harmony Festival, the City Blues Festival, and Zucchini Festival. The town is creating a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a balanced mix of housing, retail shops, offices and a variety of restaurants catering to every palate. The new Civic Center serves as the focal point for this revitalization.

Hayward Real Estate

Hayward has a similar make-up to many towns across the United States as there are a number of small and mid-sized homes, tract housing, apartment complexes, and newly constructed strip malls. In April 2008, the average home sales price for a single family home or condo was $384,566, with an average price per square foot of $269. While this data is collected from the MLS and deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed. Purchasing a home in this evolving city is a good investment for prospective homeowners.

Points of interest in Hayward, California:

- Hayward Area Historical Society & Museum & Gift Shop - present the region's story at its downtown museum offering a variety of tours of historic sites.

- Don Castro Regional Park - a wonderful place for families and anybody who loves picnicing, swimming, fishing, biking, horseback riding or hiking.


Hayward Facts:

  • Area - 63.0 sq mi 
  • Population - 155,312
  • Median income - $51,177
  • Median age of residents - 32 years old